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    21 Cheap Products That'll Help You Out In Lots Of Little Ways

    Here's to making the little things a bit easier.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A 15-pack of meal prep containers to help prevent another day at work with a rumble in your stomach and no food to soothe it. Portion out your lunch and dinner and you won't have to scrape together a mediocre meal.,

    These are microwave-, dishwasher-, and freezer-safe!

    Promising review: "These containers have been a lifesaver for me. I recently am doing the keto diet and prep is a huge part of success, not only for me but my husband as well for packed lunches for work. The size is perfect to fit in lunch boxes and store in ice box isn't too tall making wasted space. I cook and freeze as well and they hold up great. All around this was a great buy! Storage containers are expensive with most not holding up in microwave very long leaving stains; not the case with these at all." —Paula

    Get a 15-pack from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three bulk sizes).

    2. A pack of organic and recyclable ethylene-absorbing apples that'll soak up all the gases in your fridge that are causing the fresh fruits and veggies you just bought to spoil AGAIN before you can eat them. I curse the fridge gods every time this happens, time to try something else.


    Promising review: "It works. Simple as that. I have even ordered more because it works wonders in my vegetable drawer and also in my fruit basket. Before it seemed things would go bad so fast (3-4 days) now I can see veggies last two weeks and some fruits a week longer than expected." —MFC

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    3. A hanger stacker to fix one of the most annoying storage problems in your entire house. Raise your hand if you've been personally victimized by a cluster of hangers. This "before" and "after" alone has already changed me for the better!

    Promising review: "The struggle with hangers has been real for quite some time, I wish I would have known about this thing sooner! This has saved me a TON of room and hassle!"—Kara

    Get it from Amazon for $18.37 (available in six sizes of multi-packs).

    4. A stain remover that'll magically erase the coffee you dripped on your pants this morning and the wine you're about to spill on your shirt right now.

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    Promising review: "Lo and behold! I completely cleaned the window sills, the window shades, the baseboards, the walls and the carpeting! You cannot even tell it happened. No stains or color change to the carpet or the walls or the white painted surfaces. Before you try or use anything, buy this. It cannot be beat! I was afraid I might have to hire a professional to clean the carpet and that I might have to completely repaint walls, but no." —Sharon Hamilton

    Get it from Amazon for $6.67 (available in packs of 1-5).

    5. A weekly pill organizer because if you skip your pills one more day it's going to be a bloody annoying situation! Use this to take your medicine and vitamins daily and when you're supposed to. Might be hard to swallow, but this is super important!


    There is one tray per day and four time compartments per tray (morning, noon, evening, and bedtime).

    Promising review: "I have had this for a few months now. I don’t think I’ve missed any medicine since I started using it. I am on ten different meds, which I take several times a day. This is perfect. I love that I can put the day in my purse or pocket and I am set for the day." —Karen R. Starken

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in a pack of two)

    6. A set of two massage balls for those of us who feel like their backs turned 80 this year without us. Work out the pain points in the muscles around your body so you don't built up stress over time.


    To use these effectively, place the massage balls under the areas of muscle tension and use your body weight to ease into the massage. Gravity does all the rest!

    Promising review: "This is my first ever product review. I think these things are going to save my life. I’ve been having issues with a terrible trigger point in my back from working as a dentist and the last two weeks have been excruciating and constantly painful. Ten (also somewhat excruciating) minutes rolling around on the floor with these things have almost completely wiped away my pain in a way human hands never could. I love you little massage balls." —babysanta

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.95 (available in three color combinations).

    7. An eight-pack of Skyn Iceland's firming gels to de-puff your under eyes, because you went to bed at 3 a.m. again after bingeing Hulu. These gels are so refreshing as they firm and tone (especially if you store them in the fridge).

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    Promising review: "These are by far my favorite eye pads. They work! They moisturize my under eyes very well and help diminish puffiness and fine lines. I like to use them in the morning before makeup application. They stay on and do not slip around. I also use them with my LED face mask so I don't get indent marks around my eyes. These are my must haves for travel as well." —sharwill

    Worth every penny, especially if you put them in the fridge for extra cooling! Read my full review for more on this and other Skyn Iceland products!

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $32

    8. A bottle of CND Essentials nail & cuticle Solaroil to rid your life of broken and peeling nails from all those gel manicures you did over the summer. With daily application, they'll grow so strong you'll be able to file this purchase under #worthit.

    Each day, work the oil into your nails and cuticles and they will begin to grow and strengthen so you don't have to worry about weak nails anymore!

    Promising review: "I had peeling, weak nails for years. Tried everything. I bought this in February. This size bottle lasted a bit more than a month religiously applying it two to three times a day. I was really seeing great improvement so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. I then bought the big 4 oz refill bottle because I never want to run out of it again! Cannot recommend this stuff enough!" —Diana

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    9. A drink-tracking bottle that'll help you remember to put water in your body before your pee turns from clear to yellow from dehydration. You'll soon be saying, "H2OMG I'm so hydrated"., Amazon

    Promising review: "Best $11 I’ve ever spent. I used to hate drinking water throughout the day and could never remember to do it, but this bottle turns water intake into a game. I have increased my daily water intake by over 5x without even thinking about it, and I feel so much happier and healthier. Don’t even think twice about this purchase. It is SO worth it!!" —Anna

    Get it from Amazon for $17.98 .

    10. A shirt-folding board to incentivize you to actually fold your laundry when it comes out of the dryer instead of clumping it all in a "clean pile" that eventually gets dirty because you never took the time to fold it all in the first place!

    Not relatable to me at all...👀

    Promising review: "My husband can not stop folding T-shirts! He looks forward to doing laundry now. It's a great product and so easy to store and use!" —Krista

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in six colors).

    11. A flexible cable protector, because even if you're not rough with your things (hi, me.) your charging cord will eventually give up and break way sooner than you want it to. Fix your broken things before they really break!

    Promising review: "Got these for our (my husband’s and mine) iPads. We both were have to replace the charging cables frequently as they would lose connectivity because of bending. Cables have worked perfectly since we began using these and the cable savers still look like new. Highly recommend."—Cheryl

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $5.99 (available in three color combos).

    12. A pack of 36 hydrocolloid acne-absorbing patches for when literally nothing is going to get between you and clear skin. Put these on any unwanted pimples overnight and put an end to pus, oil, and inflammation by morning.


    Promising review: "I’m a 47-year-old woman who has adult cystic acne for 12 years. Four months ago I got the worst cystic zit of my life. It kept closing up and then refilling. I was so depressed and researched these dots online. I paid for next day shipping and was amazed how great they work! They were able to drain the zit and keep it draining so it couldn’t close and refill and get big and angry. They dots filled up so much I ran out and when I went to reorder they were back ordered so I had to order another brand. The other brand was a couple of dollars cheaper but they did not work as well. Get these! Seriously they really were a GODsend!" —auntylizzy

    Get a pack from Amazon for $12.50 (available in four sizes).

    13. A mini fabric steamer, because you've been skating by with wrinkly clothes hoping no one would notice. But now you want to look fresh. Steaming the wrinkles out is such a small detail but can make a WORLD of difference when it comes to how professional and put-together you look and feel., BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I just used it, and this little guy WORKS! I had no spitting, because of its upright design. I steam with my clothing item hanging in front of me. I haven't tried to steam with my item laying down, which is my husbands way, hahaha, but I am so glad he picked this one out of the lineup. I work in fashion and film and this little guy in definitely going with me. I'm going to buy a second so that it can just sit in my travel bag (it's this small and space-saving!)"—Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $25.97.

    Check out a BuzzFeed editor's review of this steamer to find out more.

    14. A pack of divider sticky notes that'll help you out of that procrastination rut and become the Elle Woods of whatever it is you're passionate about. Divide and conquer those goals of yours!


    Promising review: "These sticky notes are excellent. They come in a booklet, with a clear cover over and a card-like paper with a blue mandala pattern at the back, which is really neat and beautiful. The colors are quite neon and bright and look exactly as the picture shows. The tabs are neat and noticeable at any angle, and are 2.4 cm or about 0.8 inches in length. The paper note itself is 14.8 cm or 5.8 inches in length. They came in neatly and safely packaged, with no dirt or paper creasing in sight." —Malik

    Get a single pack from Amazon for $4.87 (available in packs of 1–12).

    15. A bottle of Mavala Stop bitter-tasting polish for anyone who needs help curbing their nail-biting habit. This will literally leave a bad taste in your mouth., Amazon

    Promising review: "I have been a nail-biter for at least 15 years and have tried yet again to break the habit. This polish tastes horrible and definitely stops me from biting. When you use it I would suggest keeping a drink near by for the first couple times you try to bite your nails. Also be careful when eating finger foods because you can accidentally get a little taste. I would buy again, and recommend to anyone trying to stop biting their nails or for thumb suckers. The polish is a clear coat but does give your nails a shine." —Megan Range

    Get it from Amazon $9.97.

    Find out more about this product in This Miracle Polish Just Might Get You To Stop Biting Your Nails.

    16. A pack of six cable clips that'll finally organize your desk, car, and bedside table charging stations by keeping cords in their place, because gravity has been making your life harder for 👏far 👏too 👏long.


    Promising review: "If you have devices that need to be charged and you want to keep your cables neat, tidy and in place, you need this product. You could also use your imagination to find other uses! I have purchased two packs of these and used them all! I simply could not imagine life without these cable clips!" —Mike

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $6.97.

    17. A jar of O'Keeffe's hand cream to heal your cracked and drying skin just in time to get through winter. Over 8,300 Amazon reviewers swear by it!

    Promising review: "I have suffered with extremely dry skin on my right hand with severe cracking of the skin. I've tried different lotions and have visited three different dermatologists hoping that somebody could help. I've used prescription hand creams and nothing worked. The reviews for this cream were amazing and I thought, what's the worse that can happen? The cream is amazing! "—angellegacy

    Get a 3.4-ounce jar from Amazon for $7.29 (available in packs 1–12).

    18. A pack of motion-sensing LED lights, because you've stubbed your toe on the kitchen table one too many times! These are a cheap way to get helpful lighting in places that need it most around your home. You don't need to get professional installation — just stick them on.


    They're battery-powered (three AAA batteries; not included) for cordless installation. They automatically turn on within 10 feet and automatically shut off after 15 seconds of no motion detected.

    Promising review: "These work great. We have an old farmhouse and we have to walk across the rooms in the dark to get to a light switch. The motion sensor lights definitely make this task easier. I also put one in a dark cabinet and it works great. Note that the adhesive tape is very strong."—Jennifer

    Get them from Amazon: a six-pack for $23.74 (available in four colors) or a three-pack for $14.99.

    19. A pair of amber-tinted glasses for anyone who spends hours in front of a computer. These'll rescue your tired eyes by minimizing eye strain caused by blue light emitted from digital screens and fluorescent lighting.,

    Promising review: "These glasses are great. They look sharp, and they're not tinted so much that they alter color perception. I work in an office setting and after just one day of wearing these glasses, I noticed an improvement in my eye health. My eyes no longer hurt, water, itch, or feel bleached out after staring at a computer screen for hours on end. Highly recommended!" —Ariele

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99 (available in seven sizes).

    20. A pack of Sugru moldable glue to mend broken things around your house. From the spokes in your dishwasher to the band of your watch, this glue is a versatile way to make long fixes, quick fixes.,

    Fun facts: It's waterproof, heat- and cold-resistant, durable, flexible, shock-resistant and electrically insulating (up to 24 volts). It sets strong and in place by turning into a durable, tactile silicone rubber overnight!

    Promising review: "All of us encounter those problematic little problems around the house...the end of our iPad charging cord seems loose, the new bathroom towel rack has bars which are not 'attached' and fall out of the wall holders each time we reach for a towel, one of the feet of the crock pot fell off....I could go on and on. This stuff fixes all this and MORE. I purchased two packs and I have been fixing things like mad! All I can say is STOP ME NOW...I am looking for things to repair now. This product is as good as the advertisement! Get yourself some and, as the package directs, 'FIX THAT THING!' Truly an amazing product." —Happy Nana

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $19.99 (available in seven colors).

    21. A jar of CeraVe moisturizing cream in case winter is wreaking havoc on your skin, causing extreme dryness and sensitivity. This cream will restore your skin's protective barrier so you can face the cold winds with a moisturized suit of armor., Amazon

    This hypoallergenic, noncomedogenic, fragrance-free face cream is made with hyaluronic acid and ceramides to provide nongreasy 24-hour hydration.

    Promising review: "I can’t say enough about this holy grail product! For years I’ve struggled with mild eczema and have tried so many products that promise but fail to deliver what CeraVe does. Some products actually irritated my skin further but not CeraVe. It’s fragrance-free which I like and dries in quickly but the best thing is that my skin feels the benefits for days after one application! Honestly, it doesn’t even feel like my skin it’s so soft and dry patch free! Will keep buying this holy grail product!"—Eimear

    Get it from Amazon for $17.21 (available in three sizes). You can also try the overnight cream on Amazon for $13.98

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